The Midgard style templating system was designed back when site layouts were still mostly in-line HTML tables. As such this caused some problems with the new standards-based school of web design, as there it is desirable to place the layouts into separate, linked style sheets.
MidCOM site template now serves elements from the site style under /style subdirectory. For security reasons the elements must have a parameter midcom/allow_serve set to true. If the element names have a .css or .js suffix the system will also set correct mime types for them automatically.
Next up will be supporting Flash cross domain policy files in /crossdomain.xml if set. These are often needed in web campaign setups where Flash front-end and Midgard back-end reside on different servers.
Oh, and according to the latest blog meme:
Privateers, privately owned vessels licensed by government to attack enemy commerce, seized the mails, held them for ransom and robbed them of any gold or silver they contained.
From Conquerors of Time by Trevor Fishlock.